So. Fork Toutle

Project #: 1991  –   Updated: May 21, 2009

Project Summary

Project funding will support restoration on Brownell Creek, a tributary to the South Fork Toutle River in Cowlitz County. The project will reconstruct fish passage and open up five (5) miles of creek by removing a landslide, and installing a new fish ladder and intake screen. This work will also enable natural salmon spawning in the upper creek. The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens decimated many salmon populations in the area by destroying important habitat. Since that time, the Cowlitz Game & Anglers have worked to restore the fishery and habitat. Long term goals are to rebuild the wild ...

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Location (by county):
Cowlitz County (WA)

Watersheds:
Lower Cowlitz

Congressional Districts:
WA District 03

Bird Conservation Regions:
Northern Pacific Rainforest

USFWS Regions:
Pacific Region

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
So. Fork Toutle (point 1) No

Full Project Description

Project funding will support restoration on Brownell Creek, a tributary to the South Fork Toutle River in Cowlitz County. The project will reconstruct fish passage and open up five (5) miles of creek by removing a landslide, and installing a new fish ladder and intake screen. This work will also enable natural salmon spawning in the upper creek. The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens decimated many salmon populations in the area by destroying important habitat. Since that time, the Cowlitz Game & Anglers have worked to restore the fishery and habitat. Long term goals are to rebuild the wild steelhead and coho runs that historically used this area.

Goals and Targets

Targeted habitats were not provided for this project.

Targeted species:

  • Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
  • Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch
  • Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii
  • Rainbow Trout or Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss

Actions

Project Actions
Aquatic and riparian restoration and management Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
Washington Recreation & Conservation Office (formerly Office of Interagency Committee) (State Government) Show/Hide details
Cowlitz Game and Anglers (Other) Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Organization

Cowlitz Game and Anglers
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

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